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Carnoles Palace Art Museum

3 avenue de la Madone | Palais Carnoles, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 35 49 71
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always a treat to find a garden like this

the museum is manageable (my favourite sort - vs. overwhelming) and worth a visit. but for me the... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2015
mike g
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
Lovely place to stroll

Although the place is a little outdated, it definitely has some charm. The citrus garden are really... read more

Reviewed January 15, 2015
Patrick F
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Brussels, Belgium
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good52%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Oct 13, 2017
“Alas the Palace is currently closed for renovation.”
Jan 8, 2017
“A little gem”
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3 avenue de la Madone | Palais Carnoles, 06500, Menton, France
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3 avenue de la Madone | Palais Carnoles, 06500, Menton, France
+33 4 93 35 49 71
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Reviewed June 29, 2015

the museum is manageable (my favourite sort - vs. overwhelming) and worth a visit. but for me the main appeal here is the citrus garden, with fun sculptures in between the various trees and plants. especially when you live in a cooler climate, it's always...More

2  Thank mike g
Reviewed January 15, 2015

Although the place is a little outdated, it definitely has some charm. The citrus garden are really worth a visit, as the varieties presented there make a rather extensive citrus collection, way beyond your usual oranges and lemons. Kids love it. Unfortunately, you cannot pick...More

Thank Patrick F
Reviewed December 2, 2014

This place has had a lot of critical reviews but we enjoyed its fading grandeur and fabulous garden crammed full of interesting sculptures. We went particularly to see the exhibition of work by Ellen Fernex, a well travelled photographer with a fascination for walls. It...More

Thank Marshall04
Reviewed July 26, 2014

I wish I could comment on the palace interior but the museum was closed. This was the summer palace used by the Grimaldi family. It looks really run down from the outside. Be sure to check their opening times because it was closed for lunch...More

Thank ArtBureau
Reviewed June 28, 2014

It's free and it is set in a lovely garden with lots of shade when the South of France heats up. The house was owned by the Grimondi family and is perfect for the displays

Thank Jean823
Reviewed March 29, 2014

This may be an unfair review as we were not allowed in the garden that day ?? ( no reason given) consequently we cannot give a complete review. The gardens did look nice but we couldn't see the art so who knows. What we did...More

1  Thank bellasusanna
Reviewed February 22, 2014

This looked as if it it had been shut for months but probably only for lunch. shabby, uncared for, in need of a good paint, toilets were a disgrace- a waste of a walk

Thank annelliott56
Reviewed February 6, 2014

A few old masters, sculpture and paintings of well-known figures from history books, and an exhibit of two modern French artists that you'd expect to encounter at MoMA or Mass MoCA

Thank Mark F
Reviewed November 8, 2012

The condition of the garden and the palace is very poor! They should invest some money to keep it attractive for visiters. It could be a real attraction but...Sorry

Thank Natalia310
Reviewed June 28, 2012

Small palace with delightful art. It was the Summer Palace of Grimaldi royalty hundreds of years ago. The exhibition we saw last year paintings of Menton. The Citrus garden is fascinating.. Hundreds of varieties. Worth taking a tour, if you can follow the French them...More

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